The gift of Joy

I was at the Pentecost Rally today in the Church of St Vincent de Paul, and I had a swell time.

As always, at a Pentecost Rally, there would be an empowerment session to pray for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. We would pray for a deeper walk with the Lord. More love, more power! So all the charismatic groups were present, and their leaders were all ready to intercede for those who would come to them.

I was all ready to go. Praise God! As I waited for my turn, I observed the gift of tongues being given to a lady. She prayed in tongues for the first time, much to her delight. There were, as usual, people who rested in the spirit. Praise God!

Then came my turn, and  I found myself standing before three young adults from the Indonesian Charismatic Group. The leader looked at me and I told him that I wanted to be empowered, and in particular I wanted to be able to teach with power and conviction. I always have opportunities to share my faith, and I like doing that well. As a convert to the faith, I am always grateful for the mercy of God that has taken me out of darkness into God’s wonderful light. It is always a joy for me to share what the Lord has done for me.  A new creation!

The two young adults and the young lady all prayed in tongues. I also joined in. It was a great experience. For those few minutes, it did seem like we were in the Upper Room, imploring the Spirit of God to come down upon us. And as we prayed with intensity, I heard the sound of music in my ears . . . .

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Wow! What a precious message for me!

Yes, Lord Jesus, I love you too! I love you Lord Jesus!

Earlier today I had gone for my Confession, in preparation for the Rally. The priest said that I was to pray for the gift of joy. And of course, I did. And I have to say that the Lord did bless me with more joy. To hear it said over and over again was just so wonderful.  Truly like sweet music in my ears.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

Jesus loves you  very much.

To know that I am deeply loved is one thing. To have it affirmed again and again  is another. I could do with both.

Thank you Lord Jesus!

 

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